The Biden Administration announced more appointments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regional positions, including some Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Directors.
One of those named today was Deborah Tannenbaum, who has been appointed FSA State Executive Director for Florida.
Most recently, Tannenbaum served as the Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, where she oversaw daily operations of more than 1,000 agency employees across six regulatory divisions. She previously served as the founding Executive Director of the Florida Peanut Federation, an agricultural trade association that promotes, educates, and markets to the public the benefits of Florida-grown peanuts. Tannenbaum also worked as Chief of Staff at a Washington-based governmental affairs firm and as a Senior Fellow for the 57th Presidential Inaugural Committee.
FSA State Executive Directors oversee operations and agricultural policy implementation in the state. State Executive Directors work with the State Committee to administer FSA programs and County office operations, develops and maintains stakeholder relationships with customers and other agencies and governments.